Cyprus Mail

Paphos air base on public display in honour of patron saint

Over the next three days, the public will able to view the air force's military hardware

THE Cyprus Air Command launched a three-day celebration on Thursday to honour its patron  saint, Archangel Michael, whose name day is on November 8.

As part of the three-day event, members of the public will have the opportunity to visit the Andreas Papandreou airbase in Paphos and see the military helicopters – Mil Mi-35, AW-139, SA-342 Gazelle, Bell 206L3, the airplane BN-2B Islander and the anti-aircraft systems. They can also meet air force personnel.

Defence Minister, Savvas Angelides, will attend the official event on Thursday at the Andreas Papandreou airbase, where there will also be a presentation of the aircraft and anti-aircraft systems at Paphos air base.

The highlight of the three-day celebrations will be two air shows on Saturday by the helicopters of the air base, between 10.30am and 11am and 12.30pm and 1pm.

The Paphos air base is open to the public between 1pm and 5pm on Thursday, and between 9am and 5pm on Friday and Saturday.

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